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Page history last edited by Shoq Value 7 years, 10 months ago

 

 

Another crowd project curated by @Shoq (shoqvalue.com)

Twictionary: The Dictionary for Twitter

A repository for the meanings and manglings of words and language on Twitter      

Anyone may Contribute an entry, or suggest one with Quick Submit

Please see the sidebar for more Info

 

Pages:  A — Twerd  |  Twerm — Z   |  Misc Terms

 

Term

Definition

Who Coined it?

(Please link to tweet)

Who Defined It
(Link @twitterName)

Twerminology

the study of Twitter terminology

xolotl

 

Twerp

Anyone who doesn't play nice on Twitter.

 

 

Twerrorism

Used instead of terrorism when Twitter is under a hack attack, example: Fight twerrorism, change password

 

 
Twesaurus (n) A list of synonyms for terms found in the Twictionary.  There is no known instance of a Twesaurus (yet). Telexbill & Shoq @Shoq
Twesbian

An openly lesbian user on Twitter.

shoq @Shoq
Twesbo

Short form of Twesbian

<lesb0 is such a funny twesbo>

shoq @Shoq

Twescapade

A tweetup of massive proportions, often involving a road trip, eg, "Boise and Portland twitterati are meeting in Bend for a giant twescapade."

wyattwerner

 
Twesh

Putting a move on a female Twitterer

1. As in "I'm not getting Twesh with you"

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twesting means testing    

Twestival

A coordinated event, entirely run by volunteers in cities around the world, and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support a charity.

 

 
Twetches A Twitter Sketch or Twitter Sketches. Twitter + Sketches = Twetches. Twetches @Twetches

Twetin

(n) A twitter user of subnormal intelligence. Derivation: Twitter + cretin. (Also see twurzel)

http://twitter.com/benaviss/status/1192179307

@benaviss
Twetiquette (n) Etiquette for Twitters.

Rachel Quilty

 

Twewbie

 


Twews

Someone new to Twitter.  A Twitter newbie.


Newsworthy updates on twitter

 

 

 


@kulsushant 

 

 


@kulsushant 

Twhater

A person who thinks Twitter is dumb

rstevens

 

Twhither

to ask/tell where one is going via Twitter

Alternate: twither

xolotl

 
Twia

Pronounced as "twee-ah"

Twitter + Mia= A person with the Eating Disorder Bulimia Nervosa who chooses not to recover (known as a "Mia" or to be "ProMia") and uses Twitter to network with other "mias".

Plural Form: "Twias"

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twias

Pronounced as "twee-ahs"

See definition for Twia

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twiatus To take a break, or hiatus, from tweeting. jeffrohrer @jeffrohrer
Twibe (n) A Twitter Tribe. The people on Twitter that you follow or that are following you. rbucholtz @rbucholtz

Twibinary

 \'twih-bih-"ner-rē \ - To Send a Twit in binary code @antiedman @antiedman
TwiBirther Recurring twitter user for the secondtime.

@ArtMooney

@ArtMooney

Twicabulary A vocabulary of Twitter terms set forth or defined in a Twictionary,  Twossary, or Twesaurus. @Shoq @Shoq

Twick or Tweet

 

Playful or Pranking Tweet @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek
Twictivism Activism in the form of tweeting about an event and/or a problematic issue   @jansegers

Twictory

To solve a problem using twitter

wyattwerner

 
Twiczophrenic When a Tweet appears to be the result of a thought disorder because of attempted compression of complex ideas into 140 characters esp. by removing articles and pronouns. contr. Twidiot Neurokafka Neurokafka
Twidiot Someone who cannot string together a grammatically correct simple sentence in 140 characters @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1

Twiend

Twitter + friend: you follow them and they follow you.

kathrynjones

 
Twiff "Twiff" n. a small skirmish on twitter, a disagreement amongst friends that leaves no lasting damage. @catawu @catawu

Twiffle

(n) Trivial nonsense posted on Twitter, usually in response to the question "What are you doing?"

Shoq

@Shoq

Twifling

(a) Describes tweets that disrespect oneself or others or reveal one's innate ghetto-ness

therealjspace

therealjspace
Twigest (n.) A manually compiled digest consisting of tweets, either from one's own timeline or from other's timelines. @errandsultd @errandsultd
Twiggle (v) to blow smoke over a typo, misspelling, or really dumb tweet, hoping you'll wiggle out of it. @shoq @shoq
Twiiting (v) The act of Tweeting, (e.g. posting to twitter) on The Nintendo Wii's Internet Channel.

"Man, Twiiting is hard, the Wii is really hard to type with." 
@justjuanpanda @jutjuanpanda
Twilighter

1. (n) A night twitter

2. (n) Twivilian vampire

Rachel Quilty Rachel Quilty

Twiller

A thriller written via Twitter

Matt Richtel, New York Times blogger

 

 

Twillionaire Someone with a million (plus) followers (coined at #140conf London) @StephenFry @StephenFry
Twimp

1) (b) Twit + Wimp; An ineffectual, timid, or insecure person on twitter.

2) (n) Twit + Pimp;  Someone representing or promoting a person or idea. <shoq is @weelaura's Twimp>

@shoq @Shoq

Twincidence

A coincidence on Twitter, as when two unrelated tweeters tweet about the same subject.

xolotl

 
Twinacular (n) Twinacular A formal or informal common terms and forms of expression in the Twitterverse.
 
@shoq @Shoq
Twinfomercial The selling of ones own product, disguised as a tweet Jeff Cane @museumcurator
Twingo (n) Twitter lingo. The informal language and speech of Twitter users.
 
@mattgup @mattgup
Twink To tweet amicably to make others follow the tweeted link. Dietrich Lasa @DietrichLasa
Twinner Party A dinner party for tweeps.  A smaller, more intimate version of a Tweetup. @matt_perez @matt_perez
Twins Two sequential tweets that serendipitously relate to each other. nancyf  

Twinsight

A new insight realized via Twitter. Also: an incident in which two people post the exact same

tweet at the exact same time.

selenamarie

 

Twinterview

Conducting or facilitating an interview via Twitter

@sookiebontemps 

@sookiebontemps

Twintro

Introducing two people to each other through twitter

lpetrides

 
Twints Job interview hints, tips or techniques Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Twip

A tip about using twitter (Or a tip given on twitter)

@shijualex

 

Twiplomacy

Using Twitter as a tool for public diplomacy

joelwhitaker

 
Twipolar Manic Depressive Tweeter @mramorgan @mramorgan

Twiply

An reply to tweet

E.Alashi (@splashup)

 
Twipster Portmanteau of "Twitter" and "hipster" - A hipster that uses twitter, extremely often. A twipster will most likely "tweet" about various aspects of the hipster movement especially indie bands concerts and events going on in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (the hipster capital).
R. Wiz (@RWfreckles) @RWfreckles
Twique

(n) Twitter + Clique :  A narrow circle of tweeps associated by common interests or purpose.

<Some of these tweeps only reply to their Twique>

Shoq @Shoq
Twirthday Someone's Birthday or Anniverisary on Twitter. "Happy Twirthday Dude!"  @ShawnKCastille @ShawnKCastille

Twirt

verb: the act of flirting publicly via twitter. also, noun: a person in the act of twirting.

nicopolitan

 
Twit To passively receive a tweet from a fellow twitter. They tweet, you TWIT. TWIT = TWitter Inbound Termination @alvinmsss @alvinmsss
Twit

English:A foolish Twitterer.

2: A silly annoying person In the same class as a Twat.

3: Half the sound an owl makes  Twit-Terwoo.

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twit 

to be sober enough to spell on a keyboard...

@saijaps @cdn
Twitery

When twitter application has problems, is broken. 
(It could have an alternate meaning: a person who thinks twitter is dumb or doesn't get twitter's usefulness and disparages those who use twitter could be called a twater (twitter hater), but they could also have twitter issues, or twissues.)

wendemm

 
Twitiquette

(n) Twitter etiquette for Twidiot/s.

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Twitter Etiquette
Twitterazzi Twitterers who endlessly follow/stalk celebrities in the hopeless quest that they will get an inbox sighting & be noticed - Fat Chance! Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twitterexic

A person who purposefully starves theirself from Twitter and Tweeting. A Twitterexic is the opposite of a Twitterholic.

Plural form: Twitterexics

@venessaliang @hunger4plesur
Twitterexics

People who purposefully starve themselves from Twitter and Tweeting.  Twitterexics are the opposite of Twitterholics.

 

Singular form: Twitterexic

@hunger4plesur @hunger4plesur
Twitterpated An affliction that Twitterers suffer from when they have a hard time getting words out Pat Eales patticakegirl
Twit-Terwoo

The sound an 'Owly' makes on twitter

1. A Twitterer thinking of a long term twortship

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twisdom

1. Wise tweets or tweets with profound meanings.
2. Proverbs quoted or coined on Twitter

@Kiwi_Satachi @Kiwi_Satachi

Twistory

"Twitter history", used in two ways:

(1) The history of a Twitterer's tweets and replies (e.g. "I'm catching up on my twistory")

(2) Important events or milestones that have occurred in the Twitterverse (e.g., "I made twistory today by gaining 10,000 followers").

   

Twitaddict

One who is 100% Twitter Addicted... usually fiends when hasn't used Twitter for more than 1 hr.

@anexemines

@twitaddict

 
Twitch A 140 character pitch @JohnWLewis during #Innochat, here @cdn

Twitcher

One who follows you just to get a follow back, only to dump you a day later when you don't reciprocate

 

@taralazar 

Twitcrush

Declaring a crush on another twitter user.

See also: Twush

 

 

Twitebate

A debate, usually political, between two or more parties on Twitter. Usually results in severe follower loss.

 

 
Twiterate (v) To revise a tweet over and over so it fits within Twitter's 140-character limit. @CRA1G @CRA1G

Twiterature

Literary works in twitter

@chrisloft

 

Twitery

Twittered poetry

@chrisloft

 
TwitFic Twitter tweets made by a fictional persona. @KitchenBitch @KitchenBitch

Twitfluencer

A Twitter user - you follow - that influences you most (often someone with a massive amount of followers)

4braham

 
Twitgasm info shared via Twitter that's so good, well you know... @mizrik @mizrik

Twitht

\'twih-"th-t\  a thought that is twitted in 140 charecters or less on twitter

pa.t- Have twitht, pr.t Twithting \'twih-"th-tiŋ\, f.t will Twitht

@antiedman @antiedman

Twitjacking

posting from someones acount or having your account posted from, especially if insulting

   

Twitorial

Either a Twitter tutorial or giving a tutorial using Twitter

@mavergames

 

Twitoris

(n)  A sexual organ in female Twitter users that exists soley to induce pleasure.  Service log-in is  not required.

Shoq

@Shoq
Twitscape (n) A shorter, easier to text form of reference to the Twitterverse (see: Twitterverse) Jon Stewart
via pollyprissypant
@Shoq
Twitsultant A professional consultant, specializing in all things Twitter Shoq @Shoq

Twittarr

A twitter message involving anything related to pirates.

rjb227s

 

Twitter

1 (n) A service that enables millions of people with nothing to say to say it to millions of people 

2 (n)  A Pet Rock you don't have to walk.

Shoq

@Shoq

Twitter Squatter

A person holding on to a twitter username in hope of some personal gain.
"i'm in ur twitr waitin 4 u"

 

 

Twitteranti

Twitterati + rant:  Twitterer famed for going off on rants

@lozzy

 

Twitterati

Twitter + literati (Origin is literati; the literary intelligentsia or educated class).

possibly Susan Tenby

 
Twitteration as in - 6 degrees of Twitteration - defining the ability to reach anyone on Twitter via anyone elses followers - within 6 moves. The perfect definition of Twitter. Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twitterbation The act of tweeting oneself when trying to reply to someone else. "I Tweeted myself, and I liked it!" @scottk75 @scottk75 

Twittercane

Twitter + hurricane: an overwhelming, swirling vortex of tweets which often leaves those it passes feeling drenched and disheveled.

davidcosand

 
Twittercide To commit twittercide is to decide to close (or kill) your Twitter account. @Justale @Justale

Twitterdipity

Happening to see or send a tweet that helps you or another tweeter via links, info, connecting, etc. (serendipity)

@mediaChick @brampitoyo

 
Twitterectomy

noun

cutting twitter out of one's life for a period of time because twitter is taking up too much of their time.

Parker Ehret @parkerehret

Twitterers

A group of people whom have Twitter accounts

 

 

Twitterfam

an online term of endearment for your followers

possibly geekycybermom

 

Twitterholic

A person who is addicted to using Twitter.  Also a website showing top twitter user rankings and stats.

 

 
Twitterhumpinng Excessively flirtatious tweets between two people to the point of cybertweet.  (See: cybertweet) anonymous anonymous
Twitterkend A person who spends the weekend using Twitter @Justale @Justale
Twitterliterate A savvy Twitter user @CyberV @CyberV
Twittertunity An opportunity (job, work, lecture, interview) someone gets on Twitter  @Justale @Justale
Twittertivity A person who uses productivity tools on Twitter @Justale @Justale

Twitterization

Twitter's influence on other social media Web sites (such as FB, for example) or any other aspect of society

 

 

Twitterluia

Twitter + halleluia: an expression used when something verging on the miraculous has taken place and Twitter was there to see it happen.

possibly davidcosand

 

Twittermentia

Being unable to remember prior to the last thing posted on Twitter

selenamarie

 

Twitterminolgy

Twitter + terminology. Specific vocabulary most commonly encountered on Twitter. See also twitterspeak

 

@benaviss

 

 

Twitternoia The feeling that some one nearby is twittering about you. @royatl @royatl
Twitterphobe A person who is afraid of Twitter. @paradoxadguy @paradoxadguy
Twitterphobic Disliking or fearing Twitter to an unreasonable degree. @paradoxadguy @shoq

Twitterpreneur

An entrepreneur on Twitter, or someone creating a Twitter-based startup.

SmallBizBee (darn, & I thought I was coining it. :( @ggroovin)

 

Twitterpuff

AKA twitpuff - A person who uses Twitter to grandstand or pat themselves on the back for their accomplishments; as in puffing themselves up. (ex. "Just finished biking 65 miles, off to swim 100 laps in the pool - it's hard work shaping the perfect body.") See also egotwistical.

@tsauce

 

Twitterrhea

A high volume, unpleasant and - occasionally - messy blast of tweets. Can sometimes be contagious.

unfortunately, davidcosand

 

Twittersation

A conversation conducted on Twitter

Narse

 

Twitterscuse

One of the many reasons given for Twitter not operating correctly

nwjerseyliz

 

Twitterspeak

Using language found only in Tweets, words not typically used in normal conversation

sharong

 
Twittersphere Another variation on Twitterverse.
See Twitterverse

Earliest recorded:

JustinSMV

@Shoq
Twittertainer (n) One who creates and/or produces twittertainment adbroad adbroad
Twittertainment (n) Entertainment created to be "aired" on Twitter adbroad adbroad

Twitterview

To "watch" an event or show via tweets when not able to view on television @cmandd @cmandd

Twitterverse

(n) The body of Twitter users or community, similar to "blogosphere"

 

also: Twitterworld, Twittertopia, Twitterviille, Twitteropolis, Twittersphere

?

 
Twittervore (n) A Twitter user within the context that they consume information on Twitter. A Twittervore's perferred mode of communication and gathering news is Twitter. @mattgup @mattgup
Twitterword A specific entry in the formal Twitter vocabulary (Twicabulary), or any derived vernacular (Twinacular). Usually added to Twictionary. Preferred form: Tword Shoq @Shoq
TwitterWorld The planet of Twitter located in the Feather galaxy of the Twitter Universe (see: Twitterverse) mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Twitteropoly The Twitter version of Monopoly mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Twitfaced A Twitterer whos tweets one thing - and means another! Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twittilation

The enjoyment one gets from viewing certain twitpics or reading secret tweets.

Fracas

Fracas 

Twitiquette

Twitter + Etiquette: The relatively unwritten rules of conduct while on Twitter

 

 
Twittle

1: small amount of followers on Twitter

2: to carve up a fellow Twit as if a piece of wood.

ex: "what a lovely twittle society we have on Twitter"

Jeff Cane museumcurator
Twittour One's personal journey through Twitter  TerrySagedy @TheMarketSage
Twit Twat A Twitter user that is also a Twat (As a derogatory insult, a pejorative meaning a fool, synonymous with the word twit - 'You are a real twat and a half' (often used in the UK)), usually meaning someone who is a jester, joker, jokester, fool, wit-cracker, prankster or buffoon.  A Twitter user that uses the medium to make a mockery of things or to entertain others. @MrMarkBishop @MrMarkBishop

Twitty

Means witty

 

 
Twitvomit The act of mass Tweeting in a short period of time. Much like word vomit. @Kiwi_Satachi @Kiwi_Satachi
Twitwhore A Twitter member of loose morals.    
Twitwit

(n) Twitter + dimwit. A moronic, insipid, or aggressively stupid person on Twitter.

<BobSkankWeasel is a complete dimwit>

First use using this definition

Freakflagflyer

@Shoq

Twivia

 

Twitter Trivia @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek
Trivilian

1. (n) Someone who does not twitter

2. (n) Someone who has not joined twitter

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty

Rachel Quilty
Twiz A Twitter-based quiz    
Twocabulary Twitter Vocabulary   @onyxqueen22

Twoff

Not on twitter for a long time period ("I've been twoff today")

plitwin

 
Twoll To tweet with the intention of baiting someone into a reaction, or a person who does such a thing. From "troll". They see me twollin', they hatin'; patwollin' and twyna something something.   laciermaths

Twollector

Twitter + collector: someone that follows as many others as they can, seemingly valuing the total number collected.

strandloper

 
Twollow (n) The act of following someone on Twitter @shoq @Shoq

Twollower

Twitter + follower: someone that follows you.  If you followed them too they would be twiends.

dkr

 

Twollywop

(v) To deliver a beatdown verbally or physically if a follower gets out of line

PrincessMahree

PrincessMahree 
Twomance Twitter + Romance: state of buddy love on twitter. Noticeable when two tweeple just cant do without @replying each other all day long. @xolubi  
Twomb Twitter + Bomb: link bombing with Twitter. Set with customized links from Tiny URL, bit.ly, and similar services. Example: google.com/searc... @brianglanz @brianglanz

Twonanism

Self-referential, self-aggrandising, masturbatory Tweeting

Phil_Adams

 
Twondering

To pose a question.

 

Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator

Twonference

A conference on Twitter (or a Conference of Twitters ?)

@shijualex

 
Twoogle Googling a term and viewing tweets about it (see also TV Twoogling) @kela65 @kela65
TwoolTweep A peep you find to be cool; This person is a TwoolTweep because they RT or adds a reply to one of your tweets. @1prdpgn @1prdpgn

Twoon

Toon on Twitter

@shijualex

 

Twoosh

A 140-character tweet, named because of the "whoosh" sound which plays in some clients when a 140-character tweet is received.  I believe that Twitteriffic was the first client to play the sound.

 

 
Tworkortunity About work: a job opportunity Melanie at Venator Melanie at Venator
Tworgy Group cyber sex via Twitter.   @StrayTogether
Tworn-again

(v) Having been profoundly-changed by Twitter, such that you ask @god to have pity on atwits & agnostwits

@geaux_girl @geaux_girl
Twotacism The tendency to spawn Twitter vocabulary through speech impediment. (see "rhotacism") @laciermaths @laciermaths
Twouchebag Twit + Douchebag.  A celebrity or highly-followed Twitter user who rarely follows anyone not equally famous. @lucaswagner
@Shoq
Tword Short form of Twitterword. See Twitterword Shoq @Shoq
Tworld 1. The world of Twitter.  2.  Your community of those who Follow you, or soon will be. @ChaBonOR @ChaBonOR
Tworking The act of twittering while working @rodsdoll97 @rodsdoll97

Twoutage

Failure of one or another of Twitter's features.

 

 
Twosseyed Twittering to late at night... Jeff Cane @museumcurator
Twsenator

A Senator on Twitter

Alt:  Twenator

@anamariecox @anamariecox
Twuddy a buddy on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/katattak http://www.twitter.com/katattak
Twug a hug on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/katattak http://www.twitter.com/katattak
Twuggle Someone NOT on Twitter. Inspired by Muggle (from Harry Potter's world), Twuggle refers to non-tweeple. Person that don't tweet.  As in "I had lunch with all twuggles today"

http://twitter.com/cdn/status/10115203001

@cdn
Twumor

1. Snarky, punny or quippy humor expressed as a Tweet on Twitter.


2. (n) a rumor circulating on social networking sites such as Twitter. It is similar to a tumor in that it continues to grow until it is addressed and proven or disproven.

@Shoq

jvsharpe_

@Shoq

 

 

@jvsharpe_

Twumorist A recognized tweep who tweets Twumor that is often retweeted. <@weelaura is a Twumorist> @Shoq @Shoq

Twunch

Lunch - twitter style: loosly organised open invitation lunch meeting among twitter friends

  @atog

Twunchies

 

Twitter long enough without a break and you get the Twitter munchies @Rikki_kweengeek @Rikki_kweengeek

Twunken

Either drunken tweeting or drunk on tweeting

@mavergames

 
Twuples Twitter + Scruples: as in "you can't just follow everybody, gotta have some Twuples, y'know". Also used as adjective, i.e. "Twupled", or "Twupulous". michael evangelista / kelly rao @gowestweb / @webeze
Twupset

1: Sad as a result of no tweets.

2: Sad as a result of Browser failure.

3: Sad as a result of a Block.

4:'Cos dog bit leg, as in "stop twittering it's dinner time!"

5: Any interuption to the act of Twittering

Jeff cane @museumcurator
Twurfaced

Retuning back to Twitter after being away for a while.

Jeff Cane museumcurator

Twurzel

(n) A Twitter user, usually a newbie (see also tw00b, twewbie), unfamiliar with and confused by twitterminology used by twerds. Derivation: Twitter + 'The Wurzels'. [NB 'The Wurzels' are a British Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset, a county whose residents are stereotypically thought of as being persons of subnormal intelligence]. See also twetin.

http://twitter.com/benaviss/status/1192148540

@benaviss

Twush

An intense and usually passing romantic infatuation on a twitter user (tweep).

hattalldude

 

@Shoq
Twussy (n) Twit + Pussy,  A feckless pussy on Twitter, often politicians trying to fool people into thinking they have ideas. <that @ericcantor is such a Twussy> shoq @Shoq
Twutz (n)  Twit + putz.  A twitter user (tweep) who is seen by some, or all, as an insufferable putz. shoq @Shoq
Twuv (n) Twitter love for another Tweep, Tweet, celebrity, thought, idea, remark or class of people. <@craig_crawford twuvs anyone that twollows him> shoq @Shoq

Twypo

A typo on Twitter ("If you exercise regularly and died, you can lose a lot of weight.")

 

 
Wing Eye A condition of uncontrollable wobbling of the eyeballs as a result of speedreading tweets @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Winggers Twitter Fingers @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
Wingurbia Suburban Twitter town located outside of Featheropolis @mmlinke1 @mmlinke1
twecoffe You needs a coffe @silvaetibr @silvaetibr

 

 

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Twictionary was originally launched on a whim by @ahockley.

It has been maintained by @Shoq since 2008.

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